Rolls-Royce takes majority holding in power storage specialist Qinous; storage for microgrid activities

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majority stake in Berlin-based electricity storage specialist Qinous GmbH. The company is involved in battery storage systems and associated control systems, and has already implemented storage solutions around the world. Batteries Market Background Power Generation Smart Grid

2020 325

New MIT metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems with liquid metal displacement batteries; inexpensive grid power storage

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A battery, based on electrodes made of sodium and nickel chloride and using thea new type of metal mesh membrane, could be used for grid-scale installations to make intermittent power sources such as wind and solar capable of delivering reliable baseload electricity. A new metal mesh membrane developed by researchers at MIT could advance the use of the Na–NiCl 2 displacement battery, which has eluded widespread adoption owing to the fragility of the ?"-Al Al 2 O 3 membrane.

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Nissan testing LEAF as electrical power storage and supply for office buildings; LEAF-to-Building a development of LEAF-to-Home

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Vehicle-To-Building” allows up to six Nissan LEAF EVs to be connected to a building’s power distribution board. Charging is phased during the day so at peak hours, when electricity is most expensive, the building draws power from the cars. reduction of electrical power use during peak hours, a saving of nearly ¥500,000 (US$4,900) per year in electrical power cost (based on current Tokyo Electric Power Company’s rates).

2013 235

Sanyo to Begin Mass Production of Li-ion Systems for Power Storage and Light Electric Vehicle Applications

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Sanyo Li-ion systems for power storage (left) and light electric vehicle (right) applications. The Standard Battery System for Electric Motors (EVB-101) can be used to power light electric vehicles that are in the R&D or small-scale mass production stages. It can also be used as a back-up power source for servers or mobile phone base stations. Standard Battery System for Electric Motors EVB-101 Standard Battery System for Power Storage DCB-101.

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Toshiba integrated hydrogen energy system starts operation at Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo

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H2One is an integrated system that provides stable CO 2 -free, environmentally-friendly electric power for the tower. H2One consists of a hydrogen generator, a hydrogen storage tank, and hydrogen fuel cells, and batteries. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Power Generation

2020 393

Vienna testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

2020 279

Solaris to supply two hydrogen buses to Transdev in Sweden

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The Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are fueled with power generated by a 70 kW fuel cell. Besides that, the ordered vehicles will be fitted with Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

2020 382

RATP beginning tests of Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus in Paris

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The Solaris hydrogen-powered bus tests will be carried out in the south of Paris. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

2020 247

Dr. Richard Group testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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Now, for the first time ever, we have a chance to test a hydrogen-powered Solaris bus. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

2020 254

Faradion and Phillips 66 to develop lower cost and higher-performing sodium-ion battery materials

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Sodium-ion battery technology has an inherent advantage over other power-storage technologies because it uses low-cost materials that are sustainable and widely available.

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BMW Group and Vattenfall start new research project on the secondary use of EV batteries

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BMW Group and Vattenfall have started a new research project on the secondary use of high-voltage EV batteries using batteries from the MINI E and the BMW ActiveE as stationary power storage. The focus of the partners is the use of second-life EV packs for caching power at fast charging stations and solar installations, and also large installations for grid stabilization.

2013 209

Sumitomo installs first large-scale power system using used EV batteries

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Sumitomo Corporation has developed and installed the first large-scale power storage system which utilizes used batteries collected from electric vehicles. This commercial scale storage system, built on Yume-shima Island, Osaka, will begin operating in February 2014. The used EV batteries that will be recycled into this large-scale storage system have been recovered and have gone through thorough inspection and maintenance at 4R, to confirm safety and performance.

2014 264

Tesla Virtual Power Plant is providing energy security to Australian homes

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A few years ago, Tesla teamed up with the Government of South Australia and various energy authorities to build South Australia’s Virtual Power Plant. Today, the Tesla-powered VPP seems to be providing substantial energy security to Australian homes.

China BAK receives $1.9M government subsidy for Li-ion battery module project; more orders for e-bike packs

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China BAK’s battery module is consists of cylindrical cells that can be used in electric vehicles (EVs), electric motors, electric bicycles (e-bikes) and power storage. Additionally, China BAK announced that it has received new orders from its e-bike customers and expects to deliver 12,000 high-power lithium-ion battery units to its e-bike customers by the end of April 2012. China BAK Battery, Inc.

2012 204

Tesla (TSLA) gains momentum, helps push Nasdaq to record high

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For one, Tesla held an event for its solar-powered charging station with onsite power storage at the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, its first such facility in China. Tesla stock ( NASDAQ:TSLA ) broke out on Wednesday, rising 5.3% and closing at $656.57 per share.

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UK power crisis – entirely the fault of regulators and ministers

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Slashing gas storage facilities. No new nuclear power plants operational. Rush to implement Green Power. Solar also generates a good share of the power generated when the sun shines. No Storage.

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Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., a provider of long duration energy storage solutions, and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, jointly announced plans to develop the United States’ first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system.

2019 307

Ioxus introduces 3 new ultracapacitor modules targeting automotive, wind, industrial applications

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Ultracapacitor manufacturer Ioxus introduced three new modules: the iMOD 16V/500F, 80V/12F and 48V/165F, which all deliver higher power and energy densities as compared with competitive products, according to the company. The iMODTM 16V/500F provides power density up to 95% greater than modules currently on the market. Additionally, the iMODTM 48V/165F has better thermal performance than competitors, leading to long life in high power, high cycle applications.

2013 207

Shell acquiring EV charging company Greenlots

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The companies will offer software and services that enable large-scale deployment of smart charging infrastructure and integrate efficiently with advanced energy resources such as solar, wind and power storage. Shell New Energies focuses on two main areas: new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen; and power, being involved at almost every stage of the process, from generating electricity, to buying and selling it, to supplying it directly to customers.

2019 188

Connexxion orders 20 Solaris hydrogen buses for South Holland

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The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery which acts as an additional electric power storage facility.

2020 195

Continental Voltage Stabilization System with Maxwell Ultracapacitors to power start-stop in Cadillac ATS and CTS as standard

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announced that Continental Automotive Systems’ Maxwell-powered voltage stabilization system (VSS) will be a standard feature on 2016. Battery-based start-stop systems augmented with an ultracapacitor-based voltage stabilization system implementation provide burst power needed to restart the engine, thus reducing high currents and repeated cycling that can shorten battery life. The power electronics between the two are slightly different, noted Mills.

2015 269

Hitachi Doubles Life of Industrial Li-ion Batteries with Manganese-Based Cathode Materials

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Lithium-ion batteries using the newly developed cathode material are expected to be used for electrical power storage in wind power generation and other new energy fields, and as industrial power sources for electric-powered construction machinery designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

2010 174

Exide and Leclanché launch Li-ion battery JV in India

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Exide Industries Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of lead acid storage batteries and power storage solutions provider, and Switzerland-based Li-ion battery manufacturer Leclanché SA announced a joint venture to build lithium-ion batteries and provide energy storage systems for India’s electric vehicle market and grid-based applications. The JV will focus on e-transport, on stationary energy storage systems and speciality storage markets.

2018 177

Royal Academy of Engineering and Highview create 5-year research chair in liquid air energy storage

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The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering and Highview Power Storage , the UK-based developer of large-scale long duration Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) systems, have teamed up to create and fund a five-year research chair at the research center for Cryogenic Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham to explore the limits of this emerging technology. When power is required, liquid air is drawn from the tanks, pumped to high pressure and heated.

2014 200

Toshiba supplying H2-based energy supply system to Tohoku Electric Power; evaluating H2 for overcoming fluctuations from renewables

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Toshiba Corporation will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Bringing renewable power sources into the electricity grid is accompanied by concerns for the quality and variability of the supply; renewables are subject to fluctuations in output. The H2One system uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen via electrolysis, as well as for charging a battery-based energy storage system.

2016 150

CODA Automotive Battery Joint Venture Secures $394M of Committed Capital for Expansion

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California-based electric car and battery company CODA Automotive ( earlier post ), together with its China-based joint venture partner, Lishen Power Battery, has secured $394 million of committed capital. The capital will enable the company to rapidly industrialize the all-electric CODA car’s power system for commercial volume production and support its ability to mass manufacture transportation and utility power storage battery systems.

2010 190

Toshiba to supply 40MW-40MWh Li-ion storage system to Tohuku Electric Power

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Toshiba Corporation will supply a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) to Tohoku Electric Power Company’s “Minami-Soma Substation Project to Verify the Improvement of Supply-demand Balance With Large-capacity Power Storage Systems″. Toshiba supplied a 40MW-class BESS to Tohoku Electric Power Company for Nishi-Sendai Project in 2014 to regulate frequency changes caused by power output fluctuations.

2015 209

New automotive application for second-life batteries from electric vehicles

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On the sidelines of the COP21 summit, Carwatt and its partners Renault, Paris City Council, BPI France, the Alès École des Mines Engineering School, and the Bobigny Business Campus are showing a converted Renault Trafic powered by second-life lithium-ion batteries recycled from Renault electric cars. Experiments are already under way on power storage applications, for example.

2015 150

Toshiba Partnering with Mitsubishi To Develop Li-ion SCiB Battery Systems for EVs

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Toshiba positions the SCiB as a new business with promising long term growth potential—and one that is already showing its versatility, as the SCiB has already been selected for an electric bicycle, an electric motorcycle, and as part of the power storage in a microgrid system. Toshiba will produce SCiB for industrial applications, including EV and power storage, at Kashiwazaki Operations, a new facility in Niigata prefecture that is slated to start production in 2011.

2010 177

ELIIY Begins Mass Production of Li-ion Batteries

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Keio University spin-out ELIIY Power Co., ELIIY plans to market stationary power systems for commercial and residential applications. Once that plant starts up, Eliiy Power will also begin producing and marketing power-storage battery systems for homes.Taking advantage of the economies of scale, the firm will also develop low-cost lithium ion battery systems for electric vehicles. Nikkei.

2010 174

Mitsubishi Electric’s new energy-management technology optimizes EVs as storage batteries; tests in China

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a technology for efficiently managing photovoltaic (PV) and other power-generation systems and also the charging/discharging of electric vehicles (EVs) parked on company campuses. Mitsubishi Electric estimates the technology will reduce users’ electric power costs by 5% by optimizing EV charging/discharging schedules. Energy-management system for power generation and power storage.

2018 207

Corvus Energy’s marine lithium polymer battery pack used in Europe’s first hybrid tugboat

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Corvus’ lithium polymer batteries last up to 10 times longer and have up to 10 times more power and energy storage than lead acid batteries. Seattle-based Foss Maritime introduced the world’s first hybrid tug, the Carolyn Dorothy in January 2009, proving that a hybrid tug can deliver full power and operational capabilities while significantly reducing fuel and emissions and saving on maintenance costs.

2012 195

World’s largest 2nd-use battery storage starting up; Daimler, Mobility House, GETEC

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The world’s largest 2nd-use battery storage is starting up. The 13 MWh project is now nearing completion after a construction time of just under one year; a total of 1,000 battery systems from second-generation smart fortwo electric drive cars are being grouped into a battery storage in Lünen, Westphalia. The first power units are already in the grid. The 13 MWh battery storage will put its full capacity at the disposal of the German energy market before the end of this year.

2016 195

UNSW, H2Store to develop hydrogen storage for renewables; residential and commercial P2G

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Researchers at UNSW Sydney (Australia), with partner H2Store , an Australian start-up, have received a $3.5-million investment from Providence Asset Group to develop a hydrogen hydride storage system that could mean cheaper, safer storage for renewable energy for a range of applications, including residential. The team hopes to have a 5 kW home storage system prototype ready by the end of 2019 and a product on the market late in 2020. Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Power-to-Gas

2019 188

Smart Charging Electric Vehicles and the Flexibility Market

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The global power generation and delivery infrastructure has generally remained unchanged for the better part of a century. If the power supply and demand infrastructure continues “business as usual,” it will reach maximum capacity – unless extremely expensive upgrades are done.

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Freudenberg secures majority interest in Li-ion battery maker XALT Energy; full acquisition coming

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XALT Energy specializes in applying lithium-ion technology to large-scale, high-energy, high-power storage solutions for industries including commercial transportation, rail, marine, industrial operations and automotive. The company’s 460,000-square-foot automated assembly facility in Midland includes advanced clean rooms and produces cells, packs, modules and management controls and software for lithium-ion power systems.

2019 188

Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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In Germany, Mercedes-Benz Cars has eight vehicle and powertrain plants (Bremen, Rastatt, Sindelfingen, Berlin, Hamburg, Kamenz, Kölleda, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim), which either purchase electricity or operate their own power plants. Already existing highly efficient gas CHP systems additionally generate local heat and power at the factories. The measures are supported by efficient control of the electrical power supply. Manufacturing Power Generation Sustainability

2018 163

Nissan and Endesa collaborating to deliver vehicle-to-grid systems to market

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This Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system consists of the Endesa two-way charger and an energy management system that can also integrate such off-grid, and renewable, power generation as solar panels and wind turbines. Electricity generated by solar panels or wind turbines can be used to charge a vehicle, to power the home or business, or to feed back to the grid.

2015 214

Daimler Buses introduces Citaro hybrid bus; available on diesel and gas models; separate 48V network

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The electric motor on the Citaro hybrid assists the combustion engine when high levels of power are required, particularly when moving off. It does not serve to boost maximum power; the output and torque figures for the bus remain unchanged. The hybrid system’s disc­shaped motor with integral power electronics is a permanently excited synchronous motor; it is fitted between the combustion engine and the automatic transmission.

2017 163

This Memory Tech Is Better When It's Bendy

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The work reported this week is a proof of concept for low-power storage on flexible surfaces, Khan says.

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Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program Recommends Nearly $7.2M in Funding for 6 Projects; 3 Li-ion Awards

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The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program supports research and development that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of advanced energy components and systems, with preference to wind, biomass, and energy storage in Ohio. Develop and Commercialize Residential Energy Storage Technology to Store Power Collected from Any Source of Electricity for Use at a Later Time. The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently recommended nearly $7.2

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New Mitsubishi Electric regenerative power optimization technology for railways reduces total energy consumption by up to 5%

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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has developed a new technology that reduces total railway energy consumption by up to 5% through efficient use of regenerative power from trains and optimized voltage control at multiple railway substations. The technology enables full use of regenerative power in trains through real-time control of voltages at nearby substations. As a result, a large amount of regenerative power is not utilized and is wasted as heat.

2013 190

Toshiba to partner with Kawasaki City on 5-year demo of independent energy supply system utilizing solar power and hydrogen

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Toshiba Corporation and Kawasaki City will conduct a cooperative demonstration experiment of an independent energy supply system utilizing solar power and hydrogen. The independent energy supply system combines a 25 kW photovoltaic facility; a storage battery; hydrogen-producing water electrolysis equipment; hydrogen (275 Nm 3 ) and water tanks; and fuel cells. Hydrogen electrical power storage capacity is 350 kWh.

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